In the sentence " J' utilise ces tomates. Ce cont les dernières". Why can't we say "elles sont les dernières" since we talk about specific tomatoes?

MariaA2Kwiziq community member

In the sentence " J' utilise ces tomates. Ce cont les dernières". Why can't we say "elles sont les dernières" since we talk about specific tomatoes?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maria,

You could say:

"J'utilise ces tomates, elles sont très mûres, ce sont les dernières de la saison."

(I am using these tomatoes, they are very ripe , the last ones of the season.)

You cannot say, elles sont les dernières de la saison.

Hope this helps!

ChC1Kwiziq community member
Hi, Maria. It's because of "LES dernières." C'est/ce sont is needed when there's a noun following. I think that note about specific/general inadverantly called so much attention to itself that it took away from the greater point.

In the sentence " J' utilise ces tomates. Ce cont les dernières". Why can't we say "elles sont les dernières" since we talk about specific tomatoes?

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